about kyle hartigan
Kyle Hartigan is one of the most exciting all-round products in the
AFL today. Combining athletic ability and charismatic
personality, Kyle is emerging as a star of the game on and off the
At 27 years of age and in the prime of his career, the 195cm,
98kg key defender is an example of what persistence can do for a
professional sporting career.
Overlooked in three AFL Drafts, Kyle performed consistently in the
VFL before being drafted by the Adelaide Crows in 2012. Since
then he has repaid the faith shown in him by the club.
Kyle had a break out season in 2016, playing 23 games in defence
and finishing 8th in the Best & Fairest. In 2017 he was a crucial part of the Crows’ Grand Final run. Former teammate James Podsiadly describes Kyle as “one of the good football stories”.
Kyle’s contribution to the wider community has been huge during
his time in the AFL, including involvement with the Crows
Foundation and Kickstart for Kids.
His image as a role model has meant he is increasingly an
ambassador for the Crows and other organisations. He has played
a role visiting schools, promoting events and engaging the
In 2015, Kyle joined the Adelaide Crows Children’s Foundation
Board as the Foundation’s player representative, the main link
between the Foundation and the playing group.
With Kickstart for Kids, Kyle has helped feed over 10,000 children.
He is a true ambassador for the club and the game.
A charismatic and confident public speaker, Kyle is increasing the
number of media engagements he does as his profile in the game
grows. Versatile, approachable and presentable, he has the potential
to partner with a range of sponsors and media organisations. He
already has experience promoting events and brands.
Kyle has been engaged in commercial advertising for clothing labels
in print and digital media, and he has a well-polished image to which
brands are attracted. Through his Instagram and Twitter accounts,
Kyle currently has a large and growing social media following. In the
years to come Kyle’s profile through all media avenues will rapidly
In November 2020, Kyle moved to Hawthorn to begin a new chapter of his career.